prizes and awards. List of prizes awarded to Ferran AdriÓ, Juli Soler, Albert AdriÓ y elBulli. prizes   |   acknowledgements

1999Cover of El Pais Semanal Magazine

2003Chairman of the Bocuse d'Or

Cover of the The New York Times Magazine, August 10th.

2004Cover of the Sunday edition of Le Monde, constituting the highest accolade given by the world's leading gastronomic nation.

Cover of Time Magazine, naming F. AdriÓ one of the top 100 influential people in the world.

The Spanish Royal Household appoints Ferran AdriÓ together with Juan Mari Arzak to prepare the gala dinner served to the world's royal families on the eve of the wedding of Prince Felipe to Do˝a Letizia.

Ferran AdriÓ chairs the Advisory Committee of AlÝcia (Alimentaciˇn y Ciencia [Food and Science]), a Caixa de Manresa project at the Monastery of Sant Benet. This is a unique project working towards future improvement in food.

The Leading Brands of Spain Forum names him a Spanish Brand ambassador for Culture, together with Juan Antonio Samaranch, Amancio Ortega, JosÚ Carreras, El PaÝs, Severiano Ballesteros and ValentÝ Fuster.

2005The Ferran AdriÓ Chair in Gastronomic Culture and Food Sciences is set up at the Camilo JosÚ Cela University in Madrid.

2006At the Madrid Fusiˇn Conference, 60 journalists from all over the world publish a list of the Ten Most Influential Chefs of the Last Ten Years, choosing Ferran AdriÓ as number one.

2007On 16th June the art exhibition Documenta12, where Ferran AdriÓ has been invited, opens. The contribution consists of turning elBullirestaurante, in cala Montjoi, into the pavilion G of Documenta, what constitutes a response to the contextualization of the vanguard cuisine in the world of arts.

In December, Ferran AdriÓ is conferred Doctor Honoris Causa by the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona, at the proposal of Professor Claudi Mans.

2008In February, two films are shown in the category "culinary cinema" at The International Film Festival Berlinale, taking inspiration from Ferran AdriÓ┤s career. Ferran participates in a debate related to this context.

In July, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, at the proposal of Professor Christopher Fynsk from The Centre for Modern Thought, confers Doctor Honoris Causa in Humanities on Ferran AdriÓ, for his contribution to contemporary thought.